Kyle Lowry could miss five games with toe infection
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will be out for up to 10 days with a toe infection. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Raptors' Kyle Lowry could miss five games with toe infection

Things continue to go from bad to worse for the Toronto Raptors

The Raptors headed into Wednesday's showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder losers of 14 of their last 16 games and knowing that guard Kyle Lowry wouldn't be available due to a toe infection. 

According to Nikki Reyes of TSN 1050, head coach Nick Nurse suggested the 35-year-old could miss more than just a couple of contests: 

There's no good time for Toronto to lose the veteran and calming presence who, per ESPN stats, leads the team with 7.3 assists per game and is also contributing averages of 17.0 points and 5.4 rebounds. The Raptors held onto the six-time All-Star through last Thursday's trade deadline but may be regretting that decision, as they've fallen to 11th in the Eastern Conference standings and appear to be no match for any of the East's best teams. 

Lowry, meanwhile, is now on track to hit unrestricted free agency this summer. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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